We have had a rough time around here of late with fires.
Not as bad as some areas though.
Greg and I drove to Pakenham on Saturday
and I snapped these next couple of pictures on our way home.
Everything is black and it smelt!
Really, really bad.
In a couple of places it looked like trees were still smoldering.
There is a real danger of falling trees now - we saw quite a few
that had already been cut up.
It has been interesting watching the national news out of Melbourne
this week and hearing them talk about the smoke haze.
Well we are still in a haze here with one of the
open cut coal mine still burning away.
These photos are not mine - so I take no credit for them
they are shamelessly borrowed to show what is going on.
Firefighters have been working 24/7
to try and get this under control
and last night the wind changed and it flared again.
We are safe and I am thankful for the work
these brave men and women do
(including my hubby),
just don't like they way he and his uniform smell.
Still can't get used to it after 17 years of marriage.